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Dye and spin silk hankies

dye and spin silk hankies

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Spin on a great wheel, make batts, try a blending board, have a great day out

Spin on the great wheel, make batts, try a blending board at the studio, Albany lodge/ Or just bring your wheel and have a spinning day out. From Beginner to Bored this is a sure and certain way to be inspired! Includes three course lunch and regular refreshments of all kinds…! Working at home can’t […]

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Spinners and Weavers day of lovely woolliness

Spinners, weavers day of lovely woolliness and make a felt bowl.All you need is a pinny, towel, some bubble wrap and merino or BFL tops in nice colours if you have any – but don’t worry if not as Jackie at Purlwise has kindly offered to bring her stash of lovely coloured tops so you […]

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Rainbow dyeing

Rainbow dyeing and day of lovely woolliness. Bring your handspun skeins, apron and dye pot if you have one – everything else is supplied. Inspirational event for everyone from Beginner to Bored and a sure and certain way to be inspired! Includes three course lunch and regular refreshments of all kinds…! Working at home can’t […]

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Spinners and Weavers day of lovely woolliness

Spinners and weavers day of lovely woolliness. Inspirational event for everyone from Beginner to Bored and a sure and certain way to be inspired! Includes three course lunch and regular refreshments of all kinds…! Working at home can’t compete with the buzz of enthusiasm and excitement you get when others affirm your work and share […]

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Tudor hand spinner to visit Knuston Hall Spinners

Tudor Hand spinner to visit Knuston Hall spinners at the Beginners Long draw workshop on 4th October at 2.00pm. Talk includes informal spinning demonstrations and tea  with home-made cakes at 4.00pm. Booking, only through Pam Austin’s  Spinning School, is essential. This lady gives a convincing insight into what life was like for the majority of […]

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first wednesday workshop

Art yarn coils and boucle Knuston

Art yarn coils and boucle Art yarn coils and boucle are a great deal of fun in the long days when it is still too cold to be in the garden and there the daffodils aren’t brightening things up yet. Mixing colours and fibres and structures in an endless variety guarantees you will make something […]

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andean plying

Andean Plying

Andean plying is a really useful technique I learned from Kate at my Ashford workshop. She made it so easy I teach it to beginner drop spindlers at their first lesson – it only takes me one lesson to teach long draw on a drop spindle! You can learn all about twist and Andean plying at my next […]

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Double weave book

Double weave book took just two days to complete – including the weaving. It is woven on a Knitters Loom with 2nd heddle on 7.5 reeds. Half the warp and all of the weft is in my yarn in spun on a drop spindle on the river Nene last year – see Water Yarn blog […]

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spinning for beginners

Spinning for beginners

Spinning for beginners Spinning for beginners – learn how to spin your own yarn using a drop spindle. Pam teaches the long draw method which, can be used on any fibre and can create woollen or worsted spun yarns. All materials are provided in this workshop and you go home with your own Ashford spindle. Please […]

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long draw on a drop spindle

Long draw on a drop spindle. This was Mary’s challenge at Woolly day.

Long draw on a drop spindle was Mary’s challenge at Woolly Day. If you want to learn how to do this then the latest edition of  Yarnmaker tells you how. Mary did very well with her new 70m Ashford spindle –  she came with her Grandma who is spinning on her great aunts’ wheel. I […]

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Two drop spindlers

These two young men soon got to grips with the drop spindle at Open Farm Sunday- and bought one each!

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Spin Suri Alpaca, Cashmere, and Sillk this weekend

at Knuston Hall – lovely fibres, lovely place and its not too late to join me and a rare chance to get your hands on Suri alpaca lovely fibres in a lovely place

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Long draw spinning straight from the fleece

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Lunch with a Tudor Lady

You can meet this delightfully informative and entertaining visitor from the Tudor period at lunch time on 8th April at Loddington Visitor Centre* when provides a fun interlude to our learn to long draw workshop. Elizabeth will give a 45 minute talk; she arrives dressed in Tudor clothes with three baskets of ‘things’ along with her […]

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Five new spinners at The Sheep Shop in Cambridge

Five more ladies learned long draw today – on drop spindles this time. I demonstrated long draw on a wheel just to get the message in – If you can spin long draw you can spin on anything, and spin any fibre! I had to try very hard not to be distracted by the lovely yarns […]

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